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Top 5 Goa Casinos

Try Your Luck at These Casinos in Goa

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Goa is one of the few states in India where gambling is legal. Casinos can be found scattered across many of the five star hotels and on boats docked in the Mandovi River. Most of the action, with live tables, takes place on the floating casinos. Try your luck at these best Goa casinos.

1. Casino Royale

Casino Royale Goa

Goa's largest and most popular floating Casino, the classy Casino Royale is located on a huge boat anchored to the Mandovi River. It has five decks, and three floors of gaming. The gaming area is spread over 12,000 square feet, with 50 gaming tables, 30 slot machines, and top level tournaments every week.

  • Address: Mandovi River, Panjim. (0832) 6659 424.
  • Entry Fee: Packages start from 1,500 rupees per person Monday to Thursday, and 2,000 rupees Friday to Sunday. Unlimited food, alcoholic drinks, entertainment, and an allotment of playing chips included.
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Entertainment begins at 8.00 p.m. Dinner from 8.30 p.m.
  • Dress: Smart casual (no shorts, sleeveless shirts, or flip-flops/chappals).
  • Types of Games: Texas Holdem Poker, Indian Flush, American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, Baccarat, Mini Flush, Sicbo, Moneywheel, Casino Wars, Pontoon, slot machines.

2. Casino Pride

Casino Pride

Casino Pride has three floors, with a 10,000 square foot Weather Deck (great for parties!) and around 40 gaming tables plus slot machines. In addition, there's a special Kid's Zone with computer games to keep the children entertained. The Pride Group also operates three popular onshore casinos -- Casino Pearl at Bogmallo, Casino Palms at Baga, and Casino Paradise at Pororvim.

  • Address: Mandovi River, Panjim. (0832) 6516 666.
  • Entry Fee: Monday to Thursday: 1,000 rupees and get one time Play Coupon worth 500 rupees. Friday to Sunday: 1,500 rupees and get one time Play Coupon worth 1,000 rupees. Unlimited buffet, and unlimited drinks (house brand) while playing at the gaming tables, included.
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live entertainment nightly from 9.00-11.00 p.m.
  • Dress: Smart casual (no shorts, sleeveless shirts, or flip-flops/chappals).
  • Types of Games: Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino War, 5 Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Poker, Mini flush, Flush, Andar Bahar and Paplu (Rummy), slot machines.

3. Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival

The mega Casino Carnival has two venues -- inside the Goa Marriott adjacent to Mirama beach, and aboard a boat on the Mandovi River. The casino at the Marriott claims to have the largest selection of slot machines in Goa and a large variety of table games. The fashionable floating casino has four decks, with 27 gaming tables spread over two floors. There's a VIP room for high rollers, and live entertainment on the main gaming floor and on the open air deck every night.

  • Address: Mandovi River, Panjim. Ph:8888807256/(0832)2222 092.
  • Entry Fee: From 1,500 rupees per person at the floating casino. This includes unlimited buffed dinner, snacks and house brand alcohol, entertainment, and casino entrance tax.
  • Dress: Smart casual.
  • Types of Games: American Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, slot machines.

4. Chances Casino and Resort

Chances Casino and Resort

Chances Casino and Resort is a boutique luxury hotel with 53 rooms, situated in the scenic Vainguinim Valley not far from Panjim. The casino's claim to fame is that it's the oldest and largest onshore one in Goa. The atmosphere is quite lively and it draws a crowd of hotel guests, locals, and tourists. A free buffet dinner is provided for gamblers. There's also live music every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Stay and Play packages are available.

  • Address: 184/189, Machado's Cove, Dona Paula. Ph: (0832)2456 689.
  • Entry Fee: 500 rupees. Is known to increase to 2,000 rupees, including 1,000 rupees in redeemable coupons, in peak season (December).
  • Opening Hours: 11 a.m. until 4 a.m.
  • Dress: Smart casual.
  • Types of Games: American Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Blackjack, slot machines.

5. Dunes at the Zuri White Sands

The Zuri White Sands

Dunes, the newest casino to open in south Goa at the Zuri White Sands resort, offers what's amongst the most extensive gaming options on the mainland. It commonly attracts a crowd of serious male gamblers at night, so women might feel more comfortable going there during the day. The Zuri is a luxury resort with 154 guest rooms in a secluded location.

  • Address: Varca Beach, Cavelossim. Ph: (0832)2727 272.
  • Entry Fee: 500 rupees.
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Dress: Smart casual.
  • Types of Games: American Roulette, slot machines, derby games (all automated).

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